Condensation can end up damaging your trail camera or leaving fog streaks across the lens. A great way to prevent this from happening in your trail cameras is by storing a packet or two of silica-gel packets in the camera housing below the batteries. Most of our readers from have more than likely on a weekly basis came across Silica Gel packets from a new pair of boots,shoes or beef jerky. Since these come with nearly any boxed items you purchase, I wanted to see if there was any use of these packets for my outdoor hunting gear. I found quite a few uses for these packets that i wanted to share with you to add longevity to your outdoor gear especially trail cameras.

Trail camera monitoring has become a outdoor hobby all on its own.Silica gel packs will dry out any moisture trapped in the camera and absorb battery sweat from your trail cameras,card readers or range finders. Also when winterizing your trail camera for the season when you bring them into a warm house from cold conditions, Immediately remove the batteries and memory card  and place them in a bag of silica gel for a day or two to absorb the moisture before storing them away for the season. Repeat this process with the actual camera before putting it away for the season.

Special climatic conditions , very rigid or with humidity and rain, can cause condensation problems in your trail cameras with the change of temperature outside. A system to minimize some of these problems might be to place a single  silica gel pack in the housing of your trail camera , this will help eliminate or reduce malfunctions due to moisture and sudden change of temperature which will fog up camera lenses and make batteries sweat! Use this technique this coming season to ensure you capture that perfect photo of a giant buck on a rainy fall day or an early morning summer photo of a velvet whitetail buck on a green field.

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Jason Ashe
Jason Ashe is an avid whitetail deer enthusiast and avid hunter from the finger lakes region of New York. A full time social media specialist in the outdoor industry and habitat specialist with Mid-Lakes Whitetails, Jason has been featured in such publications as Quality Whitetails numorouse times and been paired with hunting greats in Outdoor Life for his knowledge and passion for hunting mature deer. Turkeys, Coyotes also top the list of game that Jason pursues in any down time he has from whitetails. He consideres himself lucky to have whitetails and hunting be a part of everyday life. His wife Laura also shares in his passions along with their 2 children.